#Runoff news

Meadows were greening up in Colorado’s Egeria Park by early May [2017] even as snow held on in the Flat Tops. Photo/Allen Best

From CBS Denver (Chris Spears):

As of May 29, all eight major river basins across the state had a snow-water-equivalent well above 100 percent of normal, with the South Plate River basin running over 200 percent of normal.

It’s unclear if flooding will become a concern because it largely depends on how fast we warm up in the days ahead. A slow and gradual warm up during June would be ideal to minimize flood potential.

The forecast for flooding also depends on any future rain or snowfall.

In addition to the melting snow some rivers on the Eastern Plains remain high due to heavy runoff from recent rainfall.

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